"You have brains in your head.You have feet in your shoesYou can steer yourselfany direction you choose.”
From: Oh, the Places You’ll Go! by Dr. Seuss
Originally read at: Age 5

"You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes
You can steer yourself
any direction you choose.”

From: Oh, the Places You’ll Go! by Dr. Seuss

Originally read at: Age 5


"Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me … Anything can happen, child. Anything can be."
From: Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
Originally read at: Age 4

"Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me … Anything can happen, child. Anything can be."

From: Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein

Originally read at: Age 4

 ”Years of dreams just can’t be wrong!”
From: Anastasia
Originally watched at: Age 7

 ”Years of dreams just can’t be wrong!”

From: Anastasia

Originally watched at: Age 7

“It might have all the same; you never can tell what’s magic.” 
From: Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild
Originally read at: Age 7

“It might have all the same; you never can tell what’s magic.” 

From: Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild

Originally read at: Age 7

“I wished that the chains would break and the wind would sweep me up, up, up into the sky, beyond the clouds, beyond the sun and the moon, to some marvelous kingdom where no one ever changed and friends were friends for life.” 
From: Daphne’s Book by Mary Downing Hahn
Originally read at: Age 8

“I wished that the chains would break and the wind would sweep me up, up, up into the sky, beyond the clouds, beyond the sun and the moon, to some marvelous kingdom where no one ever changed and friends were friends for life.” 

From: Daphne’s Book by Mary Downing Hahn

Originally read at: Age 8

"I could tell you my adventures—beginning from this morning," said Alice a little timidly; "but it’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then."
From: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Originally read at: Age 12

"I could tell you my adventures—beginning from this morning," said Alice a little timidly; "but it’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then."

From: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Originally read at: Age 12

"It was dusk—winter dusk. Snow lay white and shining over the pleated hills, and icicles hung from the forest trees. Snow lay piled on the dark road across Willoughby Wold, but from dawn men had been clearing it with brooms and shovels. There were hundreds of them at work, wrapped in sacking because of the bitter cold, and keeping together in groups for fear of the wolves, grown savage and reckless from hunger."
From: The Wolves of Willoughby Chase by Joan Aiken 
Originally read at: Age 9

"It was dusk—winter dusk. Snow lay white and shining over the pleated hills, and icicles hung from the forest trees. Snow lay piled on the dark road across Willoughby Wold, but from dawn men had been clearing it with brooms and shovels. There were hundreds of them at work, wrapped in sacking because of the bitter cold, and keeping together in groups for fear of the wolves, grown savage and reckless from hunger."

From: The Wolves of Willoughby Chase by Joan Aiken 

Originally read at: Age 9

"But it isn’t easy,’ said Pooh. ‘Because Poetry and Hums aren’t things which you get, they’re things which get you. And all you can do is to go where they can find you.”
From: The House at Pooh Corner by A. A. Milne
Originally read at: Age 5

"But it isn’t easy,’ said Pooh. ‘Because Poetry and Hums aren’t things which you get, they’re things which get you. And all you can do is to go where they can find you.

From: The House at Pooh Corner by A. A. Milne

Originally read at: Age 5

"To fear is one thing. To let fear grab you by the tail and swing you around is another.”
From: Jacob Have I Loved by Katherine Paterson
Originally read at: Age 11

"To fear is one thing. To let fear grab you by the tail and swing you around is another.

From: Jacob Have I Loved by Katherine Paterson

Originally read at: Age 11

"How can you know what is missing if you’ve never met it? You must know of something’s existence before you can notice its absence."
From: The View from Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg
Originally read at: Age 8

"How can you know what is missing if you’ve never met it? You must know of something’s existence before you can notice its absence."

From: The View from Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg

Originally read at: Age 8